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    Supreme Court Landmark Case Marbury v. Madison

    Akhil Reed Amar and Clifford Sloan talked about the 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison, in which the court ruled unanimously that it was the ultimate arbiter of the constitutional validity of laws, establishing the principle of judicial review. The guests also responded to viewer questions and comments. Topics included the establishment of the Court and the relationship between Presidents Adams and Jefferson. Video clips were shown from interviews for the documentary The Supreme Court: Home to America’s Highest Court. Video clips were shown from tours of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, the John Marshall House in Richmond, Virginia, and Adams National Historical Park in Quincy, Massachusetts. A video clip was shown of an interview with House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA).

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    Landmark Cases Interview with Representative Goodlatte

    House Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) was interviewed about C-SPAN’s “Landmark Cases” series, which explores the human stories and constitutional dramas behind some of the most significant and frequently cited decisions in the U.S. Supreme Court’s history. He talked about some of the cases featured in the program, the continuing relevance of the cases, and the relationship between the Supreme Court and Congress as well as the role of his committee.

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    Q&A with Tony Mauro

    National Law Journal Supreme Court correspondent Tony Mauro talked about the companion book he wrote for C-SPAN’s “Landmark Cases” series. He discussed some of the cases featured in the series and previewed the Supreme Court’s 2015-2016 term, which was to begin on October 5th.

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    Newsmakers with Representative Eliot Engel

    House Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY) talked about Russian airstrikes on rebel targets inside Syria and the U.S. reaction to Russia’s involvement in the country. Other topics discussed included the Iran nuclear deal, which Representative Engel opposed; the fate of the House Benghazi Committee, which Representative Engel wants shut down in the wake of remarks by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); the migrant situation in Europe; and Republican leadership changes in the House. Representative Engel participated by remote video from New York City. After the interview, the reporters in the studio discussed his responses with the host.

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    Q&A with Tom Sherwood

    Tom Sherwood talked about political corruption in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Mr. Sherwood covers politics and the District of Columbia government for NBC4 in Washington, D.C.

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    Newsmakers with Representative Bill Flores

    Representative Bill Flores (R-TX), chair of the Republican Study Committee, talked about disagreements among Republicans over a strategy to prevent a government shutdown at the end of September 2015, and over House leadership. He talked about what it was like earlier in the day in the Republican Conference when House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced that he would resign from Congress as of October 30, 2015. The previous day the Senate rejected the House’s short-term continuing resolution (CR) that would have stripped funding for Planned Parenthood. After the interview the reporters discussed his responses with the host.